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Lucas Joppa

Fellow | Fellows

Areas of collaboration with UNEP-WCMC

Dr. Lucas Joppa and UNEP-WCMC have worked together on threat mapping, a data portal, and the madingley modelling.

Previous experience & expertise

With a Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University, and an extensive list of publications in leading academic journals, Dr Joppa is the first Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft where he leads the company’s sustainability efforts through technology innovation, program development, policy advancement, and global operational excellence. In addition to formerly serving on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained U.S. National Climate Assessment, Lucas is also an Associate Editor for the Ecological Society of America’s EcoSphere journal and serves on the boards of leading scientific organizations. In 2017, he founded Microsoft’s AI for Earth program- a 5-year commitment to leveraging AI and machine learning to help transform the way society monitors, models and manages Earth’s natural resources.

Recent work by Lucas Joppa

Microsoft’s AI for Earth Program |